If you are aged at 18–30 years and living in Finland, apply for European Solidarity Corps volunteering abroad! You can apply both to the open positions of Maailmanvaihto’s co-operation organisations and open positions in the European Youth Portal.
Many young people have participated through Maailmanvaihto in the European Solidarity Corps or the preceding EU-supported volunteering program. Through this co-operation, we at Maailmanvaihto are familiar with many of the organisations of the European Solidarity Corps. Several volunteers have traveled to some of them through Maailmanvaihto over the years.
We are a member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Federation. Within the Federation, the European Solidarity Corps volunteering periods are coordinated by our partners in Iceland, Italy, Austria, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, and Russia.
We will bring forward open positions for the European Solidarity Corps volunteering on our page of Open Posititions for European Solidarity Corps volunteering (in Finnish) as well as in our monthly newsletter (in Finnish). >> Subscribe the newsletter (MailChimp)
The European Youth Portal includes a database of open positions for the European Solidarity Corps. You are welcome to browse through the positions without registering.
In order to apply for the positions, you must register yourself for the European Solidarity Corps in the portal. The registration doesn’t oblige you to anything. After registering:
Once you have registered yourself to the European Solidarity Corps, the voluntary workplaces may contact you and suggest co-operation even if you haven’t applied for the open positions. In this case, you can freely choose whether you will take the offer.
Once your voluntary workplace has been confirmed and we have agreed that we’ll work as your sending support organisation, the receiving organisation(s) and us at Maailmanvaihto, in co-operation with you, will apply for funding for your volunteering period. The funding will be applied through the National Agency of the European Solidarity Corps either in your destination country or in Finland. If needed, we’ll support you and your voluntary workplace in keeping in touch with each other.
It is worth applying for volunteering half a year before the planned starting date at the latest.